Opioid Crisis: Saving Our Communities & Building Hope for the Future (Part 1).

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Case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.


Opiates have been around for centuries; the war on drugs in the US actually began in 1909 with legislation against the import of opium for smoking. Part One of this three-part series further examines the history of opiates and their abuse in the US; how they work and signs of misuse; the statistics regarding opioid use nationally, regionally, and locally; and the current crisis in the US.

The following faculty member does not have significant or other financial relationships with industry/commercial supporters to disclose: Yvonne Ward, LCAS, CC, NCC, LPC, PhD Candidate

Release Date: June 27, 2018
Valid Thru: June 27, 2021


  • Describe the historical perspective of opioid use
  • Define opiates, how they work, and signs of misuse
  • Review the incidence, prevalence and death rates of opioid use nationally, regionally and locally
  • Examine opioid use current crisis


Cortney J Fowler, BSBA


Yvonne M Ward, LPC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Jun 27, 2018 - Jun 27, 2021
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
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